The Salvation Army services

in Peoples page · 11-09-2020 01:00:00 · 1 Comments

One of the common questions we get from people today is: What is it that The Salvation Army does? The first thing that comes to mind is – WE CARE – we care for people.

All The Salvation Army services originate from the necessity to respond and serve the suffering humanity.

We are a Christian based organisation and all we do falls under the commitment to love God and to love our neighbour, “Heart to God, Hand to Man”.

In Portugal, the social services we provide to people in need are various: from a Homelessness Centre, to Meals on Wheels programs, Seniors Home and Day Centres and Home for Children at risk. We also run through our Corps (churches), youth and children programs, after School projects, Chaplaincy and community support facilities, charity shops, and Disasters and Emergency services.

In the Algarve – São Brás de Alportel – while our Corps (Church), provides worship services, chaplaincy, programs for children, youth and adults and fellowship events, we are very much community focussed, working alongside local partners and authorities. We run a community support centre, and a charity shop, where families can come in contact with us for help, and in November, we are opening a logistic centre, due to the increased need to reach and help more people.

We are committed to serve our communities, but we want to offer more than just a hand. We believe that people possess a range of strengths and skills to overcome life’s challenges. Our aim is to journey with individuals, helping them find long-term solutions to their struggles. The goal is to care for the person as a whole: spiritually, physically and emotionally.

If you would like to know more, please contact our services.


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By Erik Eriksson from Algarve on 16-09-2020 09:03
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